How do I choose the right program?
Consider several factors when deciding to attend graduate school: Does your desired career path require an advanced degree? Will a graduate degree help advance your career or increase salary? Which degree is suitable for your goals?
We offer the following graduate degree options:
Professional Master: A Professional Master is a non-thesis degree that may require a project to graduate. This degree program is a strong choice if you do not plan to pursue a doctorate.
Master of Science (M.S.): The M.S. is a research-based degree that requires completion of a thesis. This degree program is a strong choice if you plan to pursue a doctorate.
Ph.D. and Ed.D.: The Ph.D. is a research degree for students planning careers in higher education. The Ed.D. is designed for students seeking careers in education administration. Students with clearly defined goals and who are passionate about their research do well in these intense degree programs.
CALS Graduate Programs
Our students pursue graduate and professional degrees in many areas, including:
If you think a graduate degree will help you achieve your career goals but are still unsure, you can take courses without entering a degree program. Visit the Non-Degree Studies webpage for more information. If you later decide to enroll in a graduate program, up to 12 credits of appropriate courses can be applied to your graduate program.